Powder Diamonds

Strip back the first engaging layer of Powder Diamonds – and find yourself immersed in yet another stratum of dark drug dealings on an international scale. Dillon confronts an old demon that pushes him towards answers that some, on both sides of justice, may not want him to answer! A lover of old, an unsatisfactory verdict of misadventure and today; enter two dealers who have the UK cocaine market in their pockets.

From a Hong Kong prison, half of the deathly pair is released to return to Sandbanks on the UK’s beautiful south coast. Just one last deal? Maybe? Literally! But even thugs have conscience and emotions it seems when the consignment reveals unexpected cargo. Mid-level operators wreak chaos and bloody death throughout Europe as the deal speeds towards an international catastrophe. Where are the secrets coming from that are making their way into North Korea?

It is up to Dillon, his Swedish side-kick, and the team at Ferran & Cardini, old and new, to stop the influx of white poison onto UK streets, to save the lives of the kidnapped in darkest Dorset and to expose the international corruption that has seeped in from the very top...

Dillon’s past, his emotions and an unstoppable desire for the truth navigates his edge-of-life journey through this latest assignment, and puts Dillon face to face with international espionage, duplicitous drug deals, kidnap and sexual encounter… Gripping, only as one would expect from Towning.

Locations for Powder Diamonds

Hong Kong

Hong Kong -the fate of Jasper Nash is in the balance as he is incarcerated in a Hong Kong prison after being found in possession of 10-kilos of uncut cocaine - possibly just days away from death he is pardoned and returns from the hell of the Hong Kong judicial system to the hell that awaits him at the hands of Maximilian Kane.

I wanted a prison that would reflect the horrors of middle eastern drug crime.


The location of the undercover investigation into the depths of the crimes of Maximilian Kane and Jasper Nash.

The infamous peninsula is home to Dillon, his Swedish partner - the highly trained intelligence officer with a master’s degree in psychology and another in criminology, Inger Lindberg and the rest of his team - who is preying on who?

A beautiful and affluent back drop, which I love, to a dark and intriguing story line.

The Chewton Glen

The world famous luxury hotel on the New Forest. Here Maximilian Kane takes Jasper Nash's lover Martha to wine and dine her in a bid to take even more of Nash's world away from him - Martha sees through Kane and leaves in a state of contempt.

This is one of my favourite hotels and restaurants in the country, if not the world!